Ether Coven is now streamigng their sludgy, miserable new single "Consequences of Self (Let the Nails Carve Our Names in Rust)." It's one hell a crushing journey, made all the better by a guest appearance from the legendary Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, ex-Blood Has Been Shed).
"This turned out to be one of my favorite moments of the record," said vocalist Peter Kowalsky. "We had a good starting point and when we were in the studio it really got dialed in with extra guitar melodies and vocal harmonies.. As unlikely as it may seem, The Weeknd was a huge inspiration for the vocal harmonies, which Andy Nelson at Bricktop helped hone in.
"This song is about the consequences of our actions and what we do with our intentions; whether we are trying to build or destroy, living the repercussions of our choices, what we do to move forward, and how foolish to believe we are above consequence. Howard Jones helped us on some lines on this one. Blood Has Been Shed has been a keystone of my musical pallet and influence since the first time I heard them and his voice has always been so fucking big."
Ether Coven's new album The Relationship Between The Hammer And The Nail is out on August 5 and is available for pre-order here. The album features additional guest spots from Dwid Hellion (Integrity), Anthony Crupi (Pain Ritual), Daniel Weyandt (Zao), Tarek Ahmed (Intercourse), and Shane Post (Bird Of Ill Omen).